A medium-bodied wine with aromas of fresh red and black fruit with notes of hazelnuts and sweet spices. Bright acidity and fine tannins round out the finish.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2010 Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 12 months in mainly French oak. It has an uncomplicated nose of blackberry and bilberry fruit, while the palate offers rounded, saturated tannins with dark chocolate and black olive interlacing the blackberry fruit. It is nicely composed towards the finish. Drink now-2016. (Dec 2012)
Dark ruby red colour; cherry, cassis, mocha and vanilla nose; dry, full-bodied, well structured, with complex cassis, cherry and spice flavours, balanced acidity, soft tannins and a long finish.
Grilled rare steak, rack of lamb or old cheddar.
|(85% Cabernet Sauvignon/15% Cabernet Franc). Grapes from Max V Vineyard were destemmed, crushed and fermented in stainless steel and macerated for 18-38 days post-fermentation. The wine aged for 12 months in 20% new French (90%) and American (10%) oak.
Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 100 kms North of the Capital, Santiago. Recognising that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard.
Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant, Eduardo Chadwick. Eduardo is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business.
Eduardo has overseen the modernisation of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines. Dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality, Errazuriz has built a reputation as the "Best of Chile".
Errazuriz's philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, "From the best land, the best wine". As an estate winery, Viña Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the winemaking process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on the delicate handling of the wines, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is his dynamism and passion for wine that has made Errazuriz such an internationally respected producer of quality wines.